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Welcome To Beth El Temple!

Learning

We enjoy and encourage all levels of learning, from our youngest members to our lifelong learners. Discover ways to grow in your faith with us.

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Mitzvot

We are cooking, planting, knitting and donating our way to a better world. See how you can join us in making an impact today.

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Services

Discover our wide range of worship options, from traditional sanctuary services to Shabbat yoga and outdoor celebrations.

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Community

Our inclusive family welcomes you to join us as we come together for celebrations and comfort.

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What’s Happening at Beth El Temple

 
 
BEMA Presents: Pre-Holiday Concert

Sunday, Dec 8th 7:00p to 9:00pA Beautiful and dynamic pre-holiday concert to warm up our musical souls in December! Featuring the impressive Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No. 2, performed by Peter Dzialo, selections from the beautiful Chants Auvergne by French composer Canteloube with soprano Nadia Aguilar, Reverie for viola and orchestra by Joseph Ness and Beethoven’s magnificent 5th Symphony!

 
 
Red Cross Blood Drive

Sunday, Dec 29th 8:30a to 1:30pYou can make a lasting impact and end the year with an amazing mitzvot by helping the American Red Cross! Please help us make a difference by donating blood at Beth El Temple on Sunday, December 29th, 8:30am – 1:30pm. Please call 1.800.733.2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter: WeHa to schedule your appointment. Volunteers are also needed for registration and snacks, please call the office to sign up to volunteer. You can also save up to 15 minutes on the day of your appointment, by simply visiting www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions. Everyday heroes like you can help save up to three lives with just one blood donation. Thank you for giving the gift the life.

 
 
(Final!) Challah for our Community

Thursday, Jan 30th 9:30a to 12:30pInterested in making challah for our Beth El members, including some who are homebound due to illness, injury, or mobility challenges? Rabbi Garber is looking for volunteers to join in her challah baking workshop. Participants will get one challah to take home and will make the rest for our members. Volunteers will be asked to deliver challah as well. Free and open to all – but please RSVP (below) to save your spot. Space is limited and we will cancel if we do not have volunteers.

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Dec 14th 11:00a to 1:00pWe come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday, December 12th at noon.

 
 
Topics in Tefilah: An In-Depth Exploration of Prayer

Shabbat, Dec 21st 11:00a to 12:00pExplore elements of our Shabbat services with our rabbis. This is a class, not an actual service.

 
 
Topics in Tefilah: An In-Depth Exploration of Prayer

Shabbat, Jan 18th 11:00a to 12:00pExplore elements of our Shabbat services with our rabbis. This is a class, not an actual service.

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Feb 22nd 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

 
 
Topics in Tefilah: An In-Depth Exploration of Prayer

Shabbat, Mar 14th 11:00a to 12:00pExplore elements of our Shabbat services with our rabbis. This is a class, not an actual service.

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Mar 28th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Apr 25th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, May 30th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Dec 14th 11:00a to 1:00pWe come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday, December 12th at noon.

 
 
Family Chanukah Party

Sunday, Dec 15th 11:30a to 1:00pJoin your Beth El family to celebrate the Festival of Lights! Enjoy games, mitzvah opportunities and a light lunch. This event is free! Please bring a box of cereal to create our giant mitzvah menorah! RSVP online by 12/6 at noon.

 
 
Shababa

Friday, Jan 17th 5:45p to 7:00pShababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children ~8 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, prayers and a free chicken nugget dinner. Join Rabbi Ilana Garber in this free monthly program – part of our early childhood education. RSVPs are not required, but are encouraged to enable us to better plan for dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring that month’s Shababa. To sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Ilana Garber (igarber@bethelwh.org or 860-233-9696).

 
 
Shababa

Friday, Feb 21st 5:45p to 7:00pShababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children ~8 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, prayers and a free chicken nugget dinner. Join Rabbi Ilana Garber in this free monthly program – part of our early childhood education. RSVPs are not required, but are encouraged to enable us to better plan for dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring that month’s Shababa. To sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Ilana Garber (igarber@bethelwh.org or 860-233-9696).

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Feb 22nd 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

 
 
Shababa

Friday, Mar 20th 5:45p to 7:00pShababa is a fun, engaging “service” for our youngest generation. All children ~8 and under (and their siblings, parents, and grandparents) are welcome to experience the joy of Shabbat with dancing, singing, stories, prayers and a free chicken nugget dinner. Join Rabbi Ilana Garber in this free monthly program – part of our early childhood education. RSVPs are not required, but are encouraged to enable us to better plan for dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for just $50 you can celebrate a child’s birthday by sponsoring that month’s Shababa. To sponsor a dinner, please contact Rabbi Ilana Garber (igarber@bethelwh.org or 860-233-9696).

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Mar 28th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, Apr 25th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

 
 
Family Service & Lunch

Shabbat, May 30th 11:00a to 1:00p We come together as a "family" for a combined service, bringing the best from Mazel Tots, Shabbat Club, and Beth El’s Community You Can Believe In. Our family service concludes with a special lunch and games, aimed at building our Shabbat family community. RSVPs appreciated by Thursday noon.

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Sat, December 7 2019 9 Kislev 5780